What do you call Houston? There's a controversy brewing over our nickname --> https://t.co/VJ27GBdDVd— Houston News (@abc13houston) August 23, 2016
But now some people are super upset over how the city is being referred to in a plan to promote the upcoming Super Bowl.
In a rendering of what Discovery Green and the GRB Convention Center will look like during Super Bowl week,H-T-X is displayed on the side of the GRB. Some folks feel this is too similar to ATX, which is Austin's claim.
"Is anybody on your committee actually from Houston?" asked a Twitter user. "That abbreviation makes our city look like an Austin copycat."
@HouSuperBowl we use HOU. you know, same as your twitter handle.— CC (@CCStrickland) August 22, 2016
Plenty of folks are letting the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee have it on Twitter. Most suggest HOU is a better choice, or the preferred H-Town. Or, as pointed out by @MarsInsider, "Ya know with just 4 more letters you could SPELL IT OUT."
@HouSuperBowl might want to fix that htx to HOU. Seems like you made a mistake.— Missy (@hotwiredheart) August 22, 2016
@HouSuperBowl Hey social media person! I know you're getting a lot of flack over three letters, but you'd make my day if you'd change it :)— Barrett Ochoa (@BarryOcho) August 22, 2016